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Recovery: Working Together is Essential to Progress

If you are dealing with an alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder, then you may have heard that there are many paths to recovery. You have likely heard of

Recovery Resolutions: Setting Realistic and Attainable Goals for 2020

At NorthStar Transitions, we hope that everyone working programs of addiction recovery had a safe and sober New Year’s Eve. We understand that NYE, like Christmas, can be especially challenging

Recovery First During Christmas

Christmas is now less than a week away. At NorthStar Transitions, we hope you are prepared for managing the holiday with recovery at the forefront of your mind. All of

Recovery: Transition and Transformations

Recovery is a transition into a new way of life that takes tremendous courage and hard work. The transformation that can occur in just a short time is nothing short

Cannabis Use Disorder and Ending Prohibition

In the State of Colorado, cannabis use is a topic of particular importance. On the one hand, The Centennial State joined Washington in being the first to legalize pot for

PTSD and SUD Among Veterans

Veterans Day 2019 is less than a week away; it’s a valuable time to honor those who have served bravely in the United States military. This is also a vital

Depression Education and Awareness Month

About 20 percent of Americans living with anxiety or depression have an alcohol or substance use disorder, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Conversely, about 20 percent

Mental Illness Awareness Week: Why Care?

We safely describe the fall months as a time of awareness. September is both National Recovery Month and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Two other salient observances take place in October.

Stigma: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Stigma is a tremendous roadblock to addiction and mental health recovery. The ideas that people have about those living with mental illness and substance use disorders are often harmful. They

National Recovery Month: Confronting Stigma

The weekly news cycle is often flooded with heartbreaking stories of rising addiction and overdose death rates. It can be easy to forget that there is a solution to mental


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